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Location: Oceania, islands in the south Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia
Population: 3.4 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Wellington
Comparative area: About the size of Colorado
Religions: Anglican 24 percent, Presbyterian 18 percent, Roman Catholic 15 percent, Methodist 5 percent, Baptist 2 percent, other Protestant 3 percent, unspecified or none 33 percent (1986)
Landscape: Consists of two main islands — the North Island and the South Island — plus several dozen much smaller islands; predominantly mountainous with some large coastal plains
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1920

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